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Prism Liquid by Akihisa Hirata and Kyota Takahashi, Milan, Italy

A dazzling art installation challenged perceptions of colour, scale and silhouette at the Milan Furniture Fair

Prism Liquid by Akihisa Hirata and Kyota Takahashi

Prism Liquid by Akihisa Hirata and Kyota Takahashi

A collaboration between architect Akihisa Hirata and artist Kyota Takahashi, Prism Liquid was one of the highlights of this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.

Produced by electronics manufacturer Canon, the Japanese duo’s installation evolved to continually challenge the viewer’s perception of its colour, texture, scale and silhouette. At times it exhibited a vivid polychromatic fluidity; at others it seemed to dematerialise into a shimmering chiaroscuro.

The dazzling effects were created by 21 projectors strategically aimed at a series of polyhedral screens, which had been connected together into a spiral structure almost 6m high, 8m wide and 40m long.

Prism Liquid by Akihisa Hirata and Kyota Takahashi

Prism Liquid by Akihisa Hirata and Kyota Takahashi

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